Liam Watson call for Southport to respond

Liam Watson
Watson led Southport to the Blue Square Bet North title in 2010

Southport manager Liam Watson has urged his team to call on their resolve following Saturday's 4-0 defeat by Alfreton in the FA Trophy.

Despite the set-back, the Sandgrounders have started the season well and are fourth in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Watson told BBC Radio Merseyside: "You look at the league table at the moment and we've had a fantastic season.

"We've got to get back to basics. Hard work got us there and hard work will get us there again."

He added: "We've thrown a great opportunity away to progress and get to Wembley and play in a final.

"We were only four games away from it. I've got no complaints about the result, from the first minute to the last we were out fought.

"They've shown a lot more desire and we got exactly what we deserved, which was nothing."

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